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National Youth Mentoring Model Faces Rigorous Final Test
Free Foster Care and Adoption Training Curriculum Being Tested in Seven States
Work is underway to test a national foster and adoptive parent training model that will be free for systems to use by 2022. The National Training and Development Curriculum for Foster and Adoptive Parents (NTDC) announced last month that seven states have been selected to participate in a pilot project to test its new training curriculum.
Safe Gun Storage May Keep Kids Alive, but Laws Vary by State
Last week, a 6-year-old boy in Indiana accidentally shot and killed his father with a .38-caliber revolver left unattended on a nearby table. He ran out of the house, distressed and sobbing.
How Foster Care Support Can Boost Mental Health When Life-Skills Classes Are Not Enough
By Darian Woods New research suggests that supporting foster youths’ transition to adulthood is important to protect against mental illness. Help navigating the administration of life, such as how to buy health insurance, balance a checkbook or prepare for a job interview may be associated with stronger mental health decades later.